June 15, 2003 |
When Mike Lieberthal was hit with a first-inning pitch he went to first base with a smile. It was a much more placid scene than the one that played out a night earlier. David Bell homered and had four runs batted in during Philadelphia's 10-run eighth inning and Bobby Abreu homered and drove in three runs as the Philadelphia Phillies ended a three-game losing streak with a 12-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night.
March 27, 2002 |
The long-simmering feud between Mo Vaughn and Troy Percival flared anew Tuesday, when the oft-injured slugger lashed out at Percival for repeatedly saying that the Angels would miss Vaughn's bat but not his leadership. "To continue to come up with what came out of his mouth is unacceptable," Vaughn said. In a story in Tuesday's New York Post, Vaughn ripped Percival and the Angels during a tirade that the newspaper said included 35 expletives.
December 27, 1997
Congratulations to [Laguna Hills Mayor] Craig Scott for his letter concerning the Laguna Hills football coach, Steve Bresnahan. The coach and his staff did not do their job and should be accountable for their actions. There are lots of problems with high school athletics and the attitudes of coaches is at the top of the list. This issue is a "slow burn" with many parents, and Mayor Scott has done a service to all in the high school community by asking them to take a hard look at how coaches are setting their own standards and doing their jobs.
September 29, 1997 |
Texas pitcher John Burkett chose baseball's honor code over a potential shutout in Sunday's season finale, throwing an eight-inning three-hitter to lead the Rangers to a 4-0 victory over the Angels before 20,458 in Anaheim Stadium. When Angel reliever Mike Bovee gave up a home run to Kevin Brown and then threw a pitch near the chin of Damon Buford in the top of the ninth, Burkett responded by backing Jim Edmonds off the plate with his first pitch of the ninth.
July 29, 1995
Having just watched the California-Texas Shrine football game, there is no denying the great football talent produced by these two states. On the other hand, I also witnessed enough taunting and cheap shots, not to mention a near bench-clearing brawl, to make the University of Miami proud. If this is indicative of the type of young men our high schools are producing, then perhaps it is time to abolish high school sports and send them back to the classroom--to learn more about good sportsmanship and class.
September 27, 1993 |
Dennis Erickson, coach of third-ranked Miami, said Sunday that an atmosphere of hate contributed to a bench-clearing fight between the Hurricanes and Colorado Buffaloes at Boulder, Colo. Erickson said he accepts blame for the brawl, which interrupted Miami's 35-29 victory over No. 13 Colorado for 11 minutes Saturday. But Erickson also faulted the Denver media for its coverage, and Bill Marolt, Colorado athletic director, for fanning emotions near the end of the first half.